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Mark Washington, Assistant City Manager

Mark WashingtonMark Washington was appointed Assistant City Manager August 2016 after serving in an acting capacity for more than a year. In this role, Washington oversees the Human Resources, Labor Relations, Austin Convention Center, Fleet Services, Communications and Technology Management, Building Services, Innovation, and Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs Departments. He also serves as the Staff Liaison for the City Auditor and the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Mark has 20 years’ experience in Human Resources serving as the Director of Human Resources and Civil Service for the City of Austin since 2009 and previously serving as Assistant Director of Human Resources for the City of Fort Worth and has overseen all workforce aspects to include recruitment, classification, compensation, employee/labor relations, training, benefits, risk management and equal employment and fair housing programs. Mark has also served as a civil service commissioner for the City of Benbrook and as a Program Manager in the Transportation and Public Works Department in the City of Fort Worth.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from Tarleton State University, Master of Business Administration from Amberton University and Masters of Arts and Doctorate in Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth, TX. His has served as State president for the International Public Management Association – TX Chapter and a board member for the Texas Municipal Human Resources Association while possessing the SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) Certification by the Society for Human Resources Management, the CGBA (Certified Government Benefit Administrator) by the State and Local Government Benefit Administration and the IPMA-CP (International Public Management Association-Certified Professional) designation from IPMA-HR.

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